A Chromebook doesn't run Windows or Mac OS. It runs Chrome OS. So it only runs Google approved apps from the Internet and stores most of its data in the cloud. Are you sure that offers the functionality you want?
https://www.google.com/chromebook/about/ tells a little bit more.
I broke my 2014 Macbook Pro 13" w/ Retina Display laptop a few months ago and am desperately in need of getting it replaced. It will cost $800 to fix, a cost I cannot afford right now. I am weighing my options...
1) I have the opportunity to buy a 2009 Macbook Pro 15" with not damages and an updated hard drive - it is now solid state. The price $300
2) I am also considering getting the HP Chromebook because of its pricing. Here it is: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2425720,00.asp
What should I do? How will the HP matchup to my old laptop? I would prefer to get a new laptop, but how will the performance differ? All I care about is good design, fast internet, and a quality screen. I'm not doing anything else special. What should I do?